Bug 103145 - aspell defaults to non-existent ja_JP dict in ja locale
aspell defaults to non-existent ja_JP dict in ja locale
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: aspell (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Eido Inoue
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-08-26 22:22 EDT by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:57 EDT (History)
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Description Jens Petersen 2003-08-26 22:22:57 EDT
Description of problem:
When one runs aspell in a CJK locale, it defaults to a dictionary
for that locale, but no aspell dictionaries exist for CJK.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. LANG=ja_JP aspell -l
Actual results:
Error: No word lists can be found for the language "ja_JP".

Expected results:
Defaulting to English when no native dictionary available.

Additional info:
I think this changed from aspell-0.33.
Comment 1 Eido Inoue 2003-08-27 15:39:28 EDT
aspell-0.3 and 0.50 are completely different, almost total rewrites. There are
some "compatibility interfaces", however.

The searching for the ja_JP dictionary when in a JP locale is by-design. I can
think of cases where you would not want aspell to fallback to a certain language
is a dictionary exists.

For example, a user running in a locale for a particular dialect of English
would not want aspell to quietly fall back to U.S. English if his preferred
dictionary was not available for one reason or another.
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2003-09-02 03:46:34 EDT
How about falling back for CJK then?

I don't know of any aspell dictionaries for CJK currently.
Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2003-12-16 03:03:39 EST
Does aspell support languages without spaces between words
like Japanese?  Perhaps not?

If it did, I wonder if it would be possible to make a spelling
dictionary for Japanese?
Comment 4 Eido Inoue 2003-12-16 10:26:24 EST
No, it doesn't.
Comment 5 Jens Petersen 2003-12-16 22:29:41 EST
So, then that takes me back to my suggestion:

> How about falling back [to English] for CJK [locale] then?
Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2004-04-01 06:15:08 EST
In the next emacs and xemacs builds I'm defaulting the ispell
dictionary to english for CJK locale.
Comment 7 Eido Inoue 2004-04-28 10:29:11 EDT
Defering to FC3, which will include the UTF-8 capable aspell.

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